Copake Auction will hold its 37th Annual New Year’s Day auction on Sunday January 1st at 10AM, note the new starting time (New Year’s sales have typically started at 12PM). Previews will be Tuesday December 27th through Saturday December 31st 11-5PM. This sale will feature 750 cataloged lots featured at www.copakeauction.com. The auction will be live in the gallery and live online at www.liveauctioneers.com, www.invaluable.com.
This year the gallery is selling the unreserved lifetime collection or Richard Kyllo from New Jersey. His forty year collection features period American furniture and accessories with a particular interest in New Jersey and regional furniture and accessories. “I have known Richard for years, we are honored to sell his wonderful collection, the entire collection is selling unreserved”, said Mike Fallon. Of particular importance from the Kyllo collection is an important 18th c. Boston, Massachusetts or Portsmouth, New Hampshire maple armchair. C. 1730-1750. Pictured and described in “American Furniture” (edited by Luke Beckerdite). page 150, figure 22. According to Seth Fallon it’s one of the best pieces of furniture the gallery has offered. Also from his collection is an 18th c. cherry Kas from Saddle River New Jersey, The Van Buskirk Family (1st settlers of the Saddle River Valley). One of five examples purchased from the Bond House in Saddle River (Pook and Pook sold one in October). An original 18th c. Connecticut fan carved highboy will be offered as well as a rare inlaid card table, an 18th N.Y.S. “football” inlaid semi-tall chest, 18th c. N.H. tall chest in original paint. New Jersey furniture will be well represented including several Bergen County cupboards, sets of chairs and more. From Pennsylvania will be an 18th c. Dutch cupboard, an 18th c. painted Dower chest and more. Other offerings from Kyllo’s collection include 18th c. Windsor chairs, candlestands, corner cupboards, hanging cupboards and more. Several pairs of portraits will be sold as well as silhouettes, a pewter collection, a historical Staffordshire collection and redware collection. Early fireplace items from The Van Buskirk family will be offered. “It’s one of the finest collections of Americana we have ever sold”, said Seth Fallon.
Copake Auction will also be selling the unreserved Shaker Collection of long time dealer and friend Linda Cunningham. “I have known Linda for many years, she was a great friend and will be missed”, said Mike Fallon. Featured in her collection are three tailoring counters, several candlestands, a two part cupboard, chest of drawers, trestle table, washstand and more. Also from her collection will be a collection of Shaker photographs, benches, (5) stoves, winding wheels, desk box and various smalls including oval boxes.
A selection of unreserved folk art and other curiosities will be offered from a Long Island “Horde”. According to Mike Fallon “We took over 600 items from a major Long Island Collector who stored the items in a warehouse, it’s a massive undertaking, some real special objects”. This collection includes carvings, an important folk art planter, carnival items, Fiske hitching post, advertising and trade signs, artwork and more. “This is the first offering from this group, keep a look out for more in 2017”, said Seth Fallon.
The auction will also feature windmill weights, 30 weathervanes, early portraits, stoneware, folk art and more. Also selling will be, Frank Gehry For Knoll “Power Play” laminated pair of chairs and ottoman. An early Violin impressed reverse “Panormo” (Vincenzo Panormo Italy 1734-1813) will be included as well.
Artwork will include a Sanford Robinson Gifford (Mass./N.Y. 1823-1880), “Mountain Lake”, oil on canvas, Ex. Coll. Vose Galleries Boston Mass., a Jean-Michel Basquiat (N.Y. 1960-1988), “SAMO”, pencil on paper, an Antonio Bueno (Italy 1918-1984), profile of a woman, oil on masonite, an Octavius Thomas Clark (United Kingdom 1850-1921), landscape, oil on canvas, an Edward Redfield (Pennsylania/Delaware (1869-1965), winter landscape with barns, oil on artist board. A large painting by Nick Sanabria (American 20th Century), large watercolor of famous people from “Downeys Famous Steakhouse” in N.Y.C. will also sell as well as an Edward Henry Potthast (New York/Ohio 1857-1927), boats in water, oil on panel and a Forrest King Moses “General Store Snow Time”, oil on panel. Signed and dated 1970 LRC. From the Long Island Collection is a Moses Sawyer (N.Y. 1899-1974), “Cynthia”, oil on illustration board, signed and dated verso “Moses Sawyer/Cynthia/Jan/1945”, also signed LRC on front and a Peter (Pieter) Lely ( United Kingdom, England, Netherlands, Germany, 1618-1680), portrait of a girl, small label verso, oil on canvas. The auction will be online on or around December 16th. For more information call the gallery at 518-329-1142, or visit their recently redesigned website at www.copakeauction.com, Copake Auction 266 East Main Street, Copake N.Y. 12516.